US Navy paying for hacking attempts on foreign consoles
The new project sees the Navy working with a California-based company, Obscure Technologies, to develop a system so they can monitor multiple platforms at once, specifically six new consoles currently available.
“This project involves furnishing video game systems, both new and used, and creating prototype rigs for capturing data from the video game systems,” said the Navy statement.
This technology will only be used on foreign nationals, as US law protects citizens from such monitoring.
Obscure is not necessarily used to this kind of work, as one of their leading researchers was responsible for “having previously reverse engineered the Microsoft Xbox.”